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Ukrainian Immigration to Israel Triples Since the Beginning of 2014
By Jewish Agency on 14 Aug 2014 / 18 Av 5774 0
An athlete who made aliyah from the FSU in 2002 and one of the most promising talents in Israeli sport.
By נתן רועי on 25 Feb 2015 / 6 Adar 5775 0
Saving Soviet Jewry didn’t teach them about their heritage. They’re recapturing it now. Ryan Torok of the LA Jewish Journal reports:
Chairman Sharansky: "Jewish Agency representatives in Ukraine continue to be active in all areas and are prepared for any eventuality, as shown by this latest event in my own city of birth,
Some 1,500 Jewish children, students, and young adults are set to attend Jewish Agency summer camps next month in Ukraine. The camps will be located in Kiev, Odessa, Kharkov, and Dnepropetrovsk.
My conversations with the Jews of Odessa are not encouraging: a cemetery desecrated, a Holocaust memorial in Nikolayev (a small town not far from Odessa) also desecrated; Molotov cocktails thrown at
UKRAINE - May 12, 2014. "In the evening, we meet Jewish youth and businessmen of Donetsk. There is a sense of powerlessness, that “we all are pawns in a game of oligarchs and politicians.”